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Canadians Will Have The Same Travel Rights No Matter What Vaccine They Get, Officials Say

Some New York attractions are currently off limits to anyone vaccinated with AstraZeneca.

Ontario's solicitor general said a border reopening will include the same travel rights for all Canadians regardless of what COVID-19 vaccine they get.

During a press conference on June 17, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said that federal, provincial and territorial leaders are currently working to make sure that there is "a consistent approach" to safely reopening the borders and that includes discussions about vaccines.

"We will make sure that individuals in Ontario and Canada who received a Health Canada, NACI-approved AstraZeneca will have the same rights as individuals who received other vaccines," Jones said.

Some attractions in the U.S., like the Bruce Springsteen show on Broadway or SNL, require attendees to be fully vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. AstraZeneca is not an authorized vaccine in the U.S., which means some Canadians aren't able to buy a ticket.

Canada is doing something similar with travel. There are plans to ease quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers in early July but only if they've been immunized with vaccines that are approved for use here: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna.